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Introducing Cultural Studies

Introducing Cultural Studies

by Professor Ziauddin Sardar, Borin Van Loon (Illustrator)

This book traces the origins of cultural studies in Britain, and its dissemination in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, and South Aisa.

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Mecca: The Sacred City

Mecca: The Sacred City

by Ziauddin Sardar

Mecca is the heart of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the direction towards which Muslims turn when they pray and the site of pilgrimage which annually draws some three million Muslims from all corners of the world. Yet Mecca's importance goes beyond religion. What happens in Mecca and how Muslims think about the political and cultural ...

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Introducing Media Studies: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Media Studies: A Graphic Guide

by Ziauddin Sardar, Borin Van Loon (Illustrator)

No one can escape the influence of the media. Every day we watch hours of TV, listen to the radio, read newspapers and magazines, go to the cinema, sit in front of videos or surf the Web. These information commodities exercise enormous influence and power over all of us. "Introducing Media Studies" explores the complex relationship between the ...

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Introducing Chaos: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Chaos: A Graphic Guide

by Ziauddin Sardar, Iwona Abrams

"Introducing Chaos" explains how chaos makes its presence felt in many varieties of event, from the fluctuation of animal populations to the ups and downs of the stock market. It also examines the roots of chaos in modern mathematics and physics, and explores the relationship between chaos and complexity, the new unifying theory which suggests ...

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Reading the Qur'an: The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam

Reading the Qur'an: The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam

by Professor Ziauddin Sardar

"First published in the United Kingdom by C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 2010"--T.p. verso.

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Introducing Mathematics: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Mathematics: A Graphic Guide

by Ziauddin Sardar, Jerry Ravetz, Borin Van Loon (Illustrator)

What is mathematics, and why is it such a mystery to so many people? Mathematics is the greatest creation of human intelligence. It affects us all. We depend on it in our daily lives, and yet many of the tools of mathematics, such as geometry, algebra and trigonometry, are descended from ancient or non-Western civilizations. Introducing ...

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Introducing Philosophy of Science: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Philosophy of Science: A Graphic Guide

by Ziauddin Sardar, Borin Van Loon (Illustrator)

What do scientists actually do? Is science "value-free"? How has science evolved through history? Where is science leading us? "Introducing Philosophy of Science" is a clear and incisively illustrated map of the big questions underpinning science. It is essential reading for students, the general public, and even scientists themselves.

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Balti Britain: A Journey Through the British Asian Experience

Balti Britain: A Journey Through the British Asian Experience

by Ziauddin Sardar

In this funny, surprising, touching, and controversial study, Ziauddin Sardar travels to the main Asian communities in the U.K.--among them Leicester and Birmingham, Glasgow and Bradford, Tower Hamlets and Oldham--to tell the history of Asians in Britain, from the arrival of the first Indian in 1614 through the entangled days of colonialism, to ...

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Cyberfutures: Culture and Politics on the Information Superhighway

Cyberfutures: Culture and Politics on the Information Superhighway

by Professor Ziauddin Sardar (Editor), Jerome R Ravetz (Editor)

Leading author presents a critical introduction to the world bank -- ideal for students.

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Barbaric Others: A Manifesto on Western Racism

Barbaric Others: A Manifesto on Western Racism

by Merryl Wyn Davies, Professor Ziauddin Sardar

The word barbarian is derived from the Greek term 'barbaroi' - or one who cannot speak Greek. As the Greeks believed that language was the tool of reason, non-Greek speakers, therefore, were considered devoid of the facility to reason or to act according to logic. This concept of barbarism in turn shaped the early anthropological observations of ...

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Islam Beyond the Jihadis: An Optimistic Muslim Speaks

by Ziauddin Sardar

The meaning and message of Islam has been corrupted and perverted by a particularly virulent strain of Islam. But behind the stories of atrocities, strife and turmoil, there is a number of different versions and visions of Islam struggling to survive and make sense of a rapidly changing world. Writer and critic Ziauddin Sardar tells the stories of ...

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Orientalism

by Professor Ziauddin Sardar

Orientalism, the theory and practice of representing 'the Orient' in European thought, is a controversial and a problematic concept. This book provides a concise text on the evolution and development of the theory of orientalism, the practice of orientalism in history, and its persistence and reformulation in contemporary times. It places Edward ...

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Rescuing All Our Futures: The Future of Futures Studies

by Professor Ziauddin Sardar (Editor)

Argues that the discipline of future studies is dominated by a single, myopic vision that is incapable of seeing outside the framework of western thought.

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Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art & Culture

by Rasheed Araeen (Editor), Professor Ziauddin Sardar (Editor)

Third Text is an international scholarly journal dedicated to providing critical perspectives on art and visual culture. Third Text addresses the complex cultural realities that emerge when different worldviews meet, and the challenge this poses to Eurocentrism and ethnocentric aesthetic criteria.

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Critical Muslim 18: Cities

by Ziauddin Sardar (Editor)

Hassan Mahamdallie walks the streets of Detroit - the city America allowed to die, Ziauddin Sardar visits the 'first city' at the crossroads of Asia, Boyd Tonkin is shocked at the new gleaming cultural capitals of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Robert Irwin unearths Basra during the Abbasid period, Kevin Ovenden looks at modern-day Athens in turmoil, Judy ...

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Introducing Graphic Guide Box Set - Great Theories of Science: A Graphic Guide

by Professor Ziauddin Sardar, Bruce Bassett, J P McEvoy

A box set containing three brilliant Introducing Graphic Guides on mind-blowing scientific ideas - Relativity, Chaos and Quantum Theory.

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